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Jean-Marie Pfaff

1953 - Today

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Jean-Marie Pfaff (born 4 December 1953) is a Belgian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper who spent most of his professional career with Beveren and Bayern Munich. Pfaff was capped 64 times playing for Belgium, and participated at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup tournaments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Marie Pfaff has received more than 340,501 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jean-Marie Pfaff is the 174th most popular soccer player (down from 130th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 117th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

Jean-Marie Pfaff is most famous for his contributions to the field of molecular biology, specifically his work on the study of DNA and RNA.

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  • 42

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Among soccer players, Jean-Marie Pfaff ranks 174 out of 16,880Before him are Masao Nozawa, Karim Benzema, Luis Monti, Luís Figo, Edgar Davids, and Laurent Blanc. After him are Samuel Eto'o, Sergio Ramos, Kevin Keegan, Harald Schumacher, Helmut Schön, and David Villa.

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Among people born in 1953, Jean-Marie Pfaff ranks 48Before him are Ron Jeremy, Bill Pullman, Tess Gerritsen, Felix Magath, Paul Krugman, and Alisher Usmanov. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, Roberto Bolaño, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Lenín Moreno, David Morse, and Valery Gergiev.

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Among people born in Belgium, Jean-Marie Pfaff ranks 136 out of 1,019Before him are Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (1903), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Joseph Plateau (1801), André Grétry (1741), Petrus Plancius (1552), and Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502). After him are Marc Dutroux (1956), Marie of Brabant, Queen of France (1254), Lara Fabian (1970), Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne (1735), Louis II, Count of Flanders (1330), and Chantal Mouffe (1943).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Jean-Marie Pfaff ranks 1After him are Michel Preud'homme (1959), Paul Van Himst (1943), Jan Ceulemans (1957), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Romelu Lukaku (1993), Herbert Wimmer (1944), Thibaut Courtois (1992), Eden Hazard (1991), Enzo Scifo (1966), Marc Wilmots (1969), and Jean-Marc Bosman (1964).